In 1987 two hundred Americans were given permission by the Russian government to enter the "Iron Curtain" and take an anti-nuclear walk from Leningrad to Moscow. Bill Graham was asked to produce a show commemorating the end of the walk; he got Apple Co-founder Steve Wozniak to pay the bill. The show took place on the 4th of July with four Russian bands and four American bands sharing the stage.
On the stage was a huge sign with an image of a tic-tac-toe board with the words, "Our Choice" above it. There was a globe and a bomb and a globe and a bomb, and what was to be in the last square? At the show's end, Graham's son crossed the stage and patched the last square with a globe.
Laminates, a later form of backstage access, are business card-sized passes worn around the neck usually indicating a higher rank than patches worn on lower portions of the body. The Vault collection includes many hard to find band, promoter, and stage crew examples and includes those "laminated" by the production company for the show staff and the "un-laminated" pieces that were never encased in plastic.
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We take great care to ensure that your order is carefully packaged so that it arrives in the same condition in which it left our facilities.
Posters: Packaged in protective wrapping and shipped rolled or flat dependent on size and final destination. Posters shipped in flats are wrapped in protective wrapping and surrounded by 2 inserts and placed inside standard cardboard envelope. Posters shipped rolled are rolled within protective wrapping and placed inside tube. Do not tear protective wrapping, as this could result in damaged contents. Wolfgang's Vault is not responsible for and will not replace an item damaged during unpacking. Please use caution when opening your package.
Photography: Packaged in protective wrapping and surrounded by 2 inserts and placed inside standard cardboard envelope or box.
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